Game of Thrones has a roster of amazing characters, and actors that do justice to them. While every character is written nicely, there are certain characters that stand out from the rest. One such characters is Lord Varys, played by actor Conleth Hill. Not only is the character one of the smartest in the story, Conleth’s performance makes him stand out from the rest, much more. As we all know by now, Varys is going to be an important player in the end of the show, and we are excited to see what webs the spider spins in the remaining two seasons. Conleth Hill recently talked about the end of the show, and more. Read on!
Conleth currently stars in London stage production of the 1962 play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, alongside Imelda Staunton, whom you might remember from her role as Dolores Umbridge, from the Harry Potter franchise. The play will be screened worldwide, starting May 18, and Conleth Hill recently talked to Newsweek about it, and about Game of Thrones. He started off talking about how the remaining two seasons were going to be shorter. He said:
“It was going to be seven seasons, full stop. So, if you look at it, you’re getting three more episodes than what it was going to be.”
He was then asked if he was thinking about the end of the show, to which he replied:
“No, not yet. I’ve always been aware from day one how lucky I was, how special it was. I’m also really proud that it’s made [in Northern Ireland] and shows off the beauty of where I come from. Our tourism has gone up because of it. It will be a big loss when it goes, for lots of different reasons—and not just as selfish as my own. I haven’t contemplated it yet. We’ve got another season to go.”
When asked about whether we will get a huge Cersei v/s Daenerys showdown in the next season, Conleth said that he couldn’t tell us. However, he did give his personal opinion on the contrast between the two. When asked about which team he would rather be on, he said:
“I don’t [think about it], to be honest. I think Cersei’s a bad article [Irish slang for a person] sometimes. But what’s brilliant about it is that they’re all human. You could argue that Cersei did what she did and blew up the Great Sept [in Season 6] because she was being abused by the High Sparrow and his people. It’s not as easy to be black-and-white about it. Look at how people thought about Jaime [Lannister] at the beginning versus now. It’s always changing—that’s what is so brilliant about the books and the series.”
He was also asked about whether he got recognized more because of Game of Thrones, to which he replied:
“I don’t really get recognized that much. I don’t look like Varys, really—I’ve got hair. I generally get left alone, really. But any fans that do approach are usually well-mannered and kind.”
Well, the bald eunuch will return when Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres, on July 16th. What did you think about this interview? Tell us in the comments, down below!